The Chris Top Program

Kayla Calabrese

September 21, 201645 min
With her Jersey-girl attitude and romantic Italian soul, Kayla Calabrese brings her own flair to the country music scene. This down-to-earth artist has a sassy edge that shines through her lyrics, stage presence, and fresh demeanor. Being an artist has always been an aspiration of Kayla’s. “I always dreamed of singing in front of an audience and performing, but I was too scared to tell anyone,” says Calabrese. It wasn’t until age 16 that this “hairbrush singer” made the bold decision to make her dreams a reality. With a go-getter spirit, Kayla decided to take voice lessons, and a few years later, made the brave move to Music City to pursue her passion for music. Upon moving to Nashville, Kayla enrolled in Nursing School at Belmont University, while also launching her music career. Shortly after coming to Nashville, Kayla began recording with Grammy nominated music producer Kent Wells, best known for producing Dolly Parton. Wells produced Kayla’s first EP Kayla Calabrese, featur

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